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Carnival Boy
Tobin Sprout
Carnival Boy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Tobin Sprout
Title: Carnival Boy
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Matador Records
Original Release Date: 9/10/1996
Re-Release Date: 9/1/1996
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 744861021629, 744861021612

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Tobin's first (and possibly finest)
Garry Messick | Boynton Beach, FL USA | 03/23/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Sprout's most GBV-like album is a gem of low- to mid-fi pop craftsmanship. His melodies aren't as original as former fellow bandmember Robert Pollard's, but that cuts two ways. Where Pollard's tunes occasionally meander fecklessly, Sprout's are always direct and appealing. Varied, tuneful and engaging eccentric pop."
Tobin Sprout is a genius
Matthew Watters | 07/10/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For all you Guided by Voices fans out there, this album is simply the best one ever put out by anyone associated with the band. Tobin Sprout was always "that other guy besides Robert Pollard" when he was in Guided by Voices, but he absolutely shines here. The songs all have a definite pop quality, but they differ from regular GBV in that Sprout doesn't take himself as seriously as Robert Pollard does. His songs float along like a summer breeze. The best in my opinion are "Natural Alarm", a great first tune, and "Gas Daddy Gas", a melancholy acoustic tune. This album will blow you away."
paul stanley | midwest | 11/26/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"this is one of my favorite releases, tobin shows he was very much a part of the early gbv albums, because those albums were the best, gbv is done and with no wonder, their songs became bad ''WHO'' remakes, they were much better when they had the ''BEATLE'' influence that tobin aspires to. this album is very simple but at the same time very catchy in their pop sensibility. too bad tobin was out of gbv before they really would have hit it big i hope he continues to release more and more solo stuff though this release has been out for a long time and the other solo albums don't have the same feel"